This is an introductory course and acts as the gateway to further study in the visual arts in the Upper School. Students in this foundation class learn to work with a wide range of tools, a variety of media and learn multiple techniques while working both two and three dimensionally. Students learn to use the vocabulary of an artist, work with original ideas and creatively engage with materials. Areas of exploration within the curriculum include: drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, design, and
sculpture. In addition, some features of the Adobe Creative Suite are explored while learning to use the computer as an artistic tool. Students develop an understanding of the Elements of Art and utilize the Principles of Design while solving visual problems. Student work is assessed on the use of composition, use of class-time, craftsmanship and creative solutions. Students explore ideas and record their reflections in an artist‘s workbook while maintaining a blog.